BOOK REVIEW: Legal thickets of localism

22 May 2017By Nicholas Dobson

What do the following have in common: the Ivy House Pub in Nunhead, south-east London; various football stadiums, including Manchester United’s Old Trafford; Blencathra (the Lake District mountain); and the cold war control tower at the former Greenham Common RAF base (pictured)? Answer: they are all Assets of Community Value ...


BOOK REVIEW: Great minds who made America

22 May 2017By David Pickup

America was founded by commercial lawyers with English ideas of rule of law, free contract and rights of individuals. The early charters in the first half of the 17th century were sometimes far ahead of contemporary legal thinking in establishing rights for women and refugees. Slavery, though, was an issue ...

Restrictions landscape

BOOK REVIEW: A handy signpost

15 May 2017By Kate James

This book deals with the practicalities of rights over land and public control of land.

Wellesley hotel oval restaurant

Restaurant review: The Oval, Knightsbridge

15 May 2017By Christopher Rees

Echoes of Wellington’s Europe

Wills guide

A go-to reference tool

8 May 2017By Sian Thompson

This is the fourth edition of a very handy guide which could gain a permanent place on the busy will-writer’s desk.

Peter noyce

The future’s bright

8 May 2017By Tony Roe

I was sent a pre-publication electronic copy of this book, which was launched at the Law Society at the end of April. The final version has gone through a number of revisions, including a change to chapter order.


BOOK REVIEW: Through the labyrinth

1 May 2017

The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute (2nd edition)

Birmingham UK

BOOK REVIEW: Outspoken judge ahead of his time

1 May 2017

This well-researched study of an interesting character (and the not-too-distant legal past) is not cheap, but it offers fascinating insights.

BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly Politics

27 March 2017By Emma Dixon

What feels most fresh and relevant in this collection is the articulation of a more radical approach to equality law and, indeed, to the practice of law itself.

BOOK REVIEW: Lasting Powers of Attorney: A Practical Guide (3rd edition)

27 March 2017

As a reference work the many sub-headings, lists of cases and legislative instruments (and an extensive index) make the work easily navigable.

BOOK REVIEW: ​Petroleum Contracts: English Law and Practice (2nd edition)

20 March 2017By

Peter Roberts has produced a valuable contribution to Lex Petrolea

BOOK REVIEW: May It Please You, Madam: A little book of legal whimsy

20 March 2017By David Pickup

Enthralling tales from the frontline

BOOK REVIEW: The Solicitor’s Handbook 2017

13 March 2017By David Pickup

This book is written by two well-known experts and contains all the regulatory material we need to refer to.

BOOK REVIEW: Joseph, 1917

13 March 2017By Nicholas Goodman

Lawyer David Hewitt plunges the reader into the Western Front.

BOOK REVIEW: Mediation: An A to Z Guide

27 February 2017By Rebecca Attree

In a crowded market, you should buy this invaluable book because it explains concepts and jargon in non-academic language.

BOOK REVIEW: Low Life Lawyer: In the Footsteps of Bechet

27 February 2017By David Pickup

This very readable thriller reminds David Pickup of the days when lawyers were able to mix business and pleasure in a way that might enrage the SRA in modern times.

BOOK REVIEW: Cautionary Tales: Lessons in Ethics for Lawyers

27 February 2017By Pearl Moses

This engaging and readable book provides practical examples of how ethical issues can arise in the legal world.

BOOK REVIEW: Lexcel Financial Management & Business Planning Toolkit

20 February 2017By Tony Roe

Particularly useful are the downloadable budgets, cashflow forecasts and variance analyses in their respective sections.

BOOK REVIEW: Cut-throat Defence: a Jack Kowalski thriller (e-book)

20 February 2017By Nicholas Goodman

A light touch keeps you engrossed all the way to the enthralling end.

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